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  MSNBC    The Rachel Maddow Show    News/Business.  (2012)  

    December 14, 2012
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i say to you tonight that times change. people's attitudes change. and it's time our lawmakers realize that society has changed. and despite the pressures of lobbyists, we need to move forward on gun violence in this country. and as a sportsman, i feel like i can speak with some freedom, that i have owned firearms for over 40 years in my life. i know we can change. i know i have changed. we need to have this discussion now. that's "the ed show." i'm ed schultz. "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. >> good evening. thanks for joining us this hour after a day that will remembered in this country forever for awful reasons. "to the people of newtown, we are with you today and in the weeks and months ahead." that was the word today from ron barber, who was shot and wounded in the mass shooting in tucson last year that killed six people and wounded 13, including the grievous wounding of congresswoman gabby giffords. ron barber, who took gabby
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giffords' seat in congress after she stepped down to deal with her injuries. he said today, "as those of us in tucson know, senseless acts such as these tear at the very fabric of a community." mark kelly, gabby giffords' husband said today, "i just spoke with gabby, and she sends her prayers from tucson." in oak creek, wisconsin, where four months ago there was another mass shooting at a sikh temple, another six people gunned down at that temple. a school superintendent there today told the local press that she cried when she heard the news out of newtown, connecticut. she said "we always think it can't happen here, and we pray fervently that it won't. but as we know from our experience this summer, it can happen anywhere." the mayor of aurora, colorado, is still helping his community try to recover from the mass shooting there this summer where 12 people were shot and killed and another 58 people were shot but survived. he said today from aurora, "our
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hearts go out to the people of newtown." colorado's senator michael bennet said today, "as coloradans, we know how this type of tragedy can shake a community to its core. we are here for connecticut today." colorado's governor, john hickenlooper, he said, "we know too well what impact this kind of violence has on a community." he said that the first thing he wanted to do today was talk to his counterpart governor in connecticut, dan malloy. governor hickenlooper said, "i cannot put into words how impossible it seems to me that this can happen again so suddenly." virginia tech was the site of a mass shooting five years ago where 32 people were shot and killed on a college campus. another 17 people were shot and survived. the president of virginia tech said today, "we of the greater virginia tech community know from our experience of the unending sorrow and horror that has now descend on the newtown, connecticut community."
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tim kaine, he said today, "our commonwealth knows too well the pain of senseless gun violence." colin goddard, who survived the virginia tech massacre, he still has three bullets in him that were fired that day. he said today on msnbc, "i'm still trying to wrap my head around the mass shooting that happened in oregon earlier this week. when i saw this morning that this had happened, i sunk in my chair. you really cannot do justice to what these kids and what these teachers have just experienced." in the classroom where colin goddard was shot at virginia tech, there were 17 people in that classroom. only seven of them survived. two dozen kids were shot and wounded in a high school cafeteria in springfield, oregon in 1998. 1998. the police chief there now, who was a first responder that horrible day at that oregon high school 14 years ago said today about newtown, "i know that there is going to be a lot of emotion in that community." he said," in addition to the
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victims and the families in newtown, that his heart goes out to the police and the emergency services personnel that responded to deal with this, because this is going to take a toll on a lot of people." beth nimmo whose daughter was killed in the columbine high school mass shooting, she said today, "as far as the parents go, they're not going to know what hit them for a long, long time. my heart is racing. i just feel like these parents, they're going to hurt so bad for so long. and there is not much you can do to console something like this." frank deangelis still is the principal there today. he said when he heard what happened in connecticut today, quote, it just made me sick to my stomach. it just takes me back to what we felt on april 20th, 1999. even though it's going to be 14 years, it just takes us back to that horrific day. and dave cullen, who wrote the definitive book on the columbine mass shooting, he said today, "in my head i have always insisted that any death is just
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as tragic. but little kids, this is overwhelming me." we're going to be covering the latest news out of newtown, connecticut this hour. and there is new news. law enforcement officer says the weapons used in today's shootings were legally purchased by the gunman's mother. another victim believed to be the shooter's mother was found at a home nearby. also, we're told that the gunman's brother, who was briefly misidentified by authorities as the shooter himself, he was questioned by police today after being picked up in new jersey. the brother is not believed to have had any involvement in the shootings. we're going to be getting to all of that latest information, including some reports tonight from live at the scene. we're also going to be talking about the policy debate that has to arise in the aftermath of this nearly unspeakable event, despite all the calls for that debate to not happen, at least not today. we're going to be talking about all of that this hour. but right now, the immediate question here is how we connect the specific horror of this
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particular tragedy today to the cumulative experience we have as a country with mass shootings. as a country that is subject to this kind of violence more than any other country on earth and more frequently than any of us could possibly imagine, if these previously unimaginable mass killings were not in fact happening to us as a country, month after month, year after year. this is the way we live as americans. can we bring anything to the aftermath and the response to newtown from our national experience of living through this time and time and time and time again? joining us now is david cullen. he spent years as a denver journalist researching and reporting on the columbine shootings. he wrote the book "columbine." thank you for joining me tonight in these difficult circumstances. >> thank you for having me. >> is this the right question to ask? is there anything about the greater context that can inform the way we process what happened
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today? >> i think that's exactly the right question. you sort of took my breath away going through that litany. i kind of wasn't prepared because -- well, we all lived through all of those, and a lot of those names i know. but i think it brings home the point even more that there are things to be learned here that we haven't really stepped up to learn. and i think the biggest single thing is we do need to look at the big picture. because when any one of these things happens, people feel like they want to know why. like why did this happen. the small why of why did this happen and they're looking at the bigger why, which is why does this keep happening. the problem comes in we do a mental thing where we equate those, and we assume those are the same thing, and they're not. there were two really incredible studies done about this, one by the fbi, one a joint problem of the secret service and the department of education. fantastic studies. both came to the same conclusion there is no single profile of a shooter if we're looking for the
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type or the rationale or the motive, the thing, like the reason, it doesn't exist. but the good news is believe it or not, and this surprised me, there is really three types that cover most of the ground. now there is some outliers that don't fit in there. it's not 100%. but the vast majority fall into three types. if we understand those three types and address each of those three, then one-half and the other half look at the gun picture, i think we can shrink this dramatically. >> those three types, in some cases it's people who literally are so insane they don't know what they're doing. but that's a very tiny minority. >> it's unusual. it's true in some of the major ones in virginia tech and at tucson. it's a minority of the cases, though. it does happen. but that's one type. another type even more rare is the sadistic psychopath. and that we saw with eric harris the driving force behind columbine.
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also killers -- most serial killers fall into that type, ted bundy is a classic. and these are people who are not mentally ill. they know exactly what they're doing. they're very capable. they're not out of reality. they just have no empathy for other people. they don't care. and with sadistic psychopaths, they actually enjoy inflicting pain on others. they're doing it because they want to, and they want to do this horrific thing. we have those two. believe it or not, the other turns out to be suicidally depressed people. and they're angrily depressives. we don't normally equate anger with depression. psychologists talk about depression as anger turned inward. so you're beating up on yourself. you're presenting outwardly you're this morose beaten down person because you've been beating yourself up. but sometimes in a small number of cases when you turn that outward, then we have something like this. and most often when a deeply depressed, angry person does that, he will normally inflict
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it either just on himself, he'll commit suicide. the next wider thing is he will attack the person he feels to blame. so if it's his parents, his girlfriend, if it's at work, the boss, they'll shoot the boss, or it will be contained to the person he identifies as the causer. then you go to a very small minority of people who will sort of lash out in that group. and kill not just the boss, but other people at work, or other people surrounding. and then you get the person who wants to lash out more wildly. so those are the three types. we got to be careful not to jump to conclusions too soon, but it's almost all one of those three. >> understanding that sort of template, that matrix at least of why, why of course is the major part of our response. but based on what we have been through, and based on what you learned about columbine, if you could caution anything about a more healthy version less healthy or more constructive versus less constructive response as a nation and as a community there to this tragedy, is there anything that we have
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in terms of lessons learned? >> i think the biggest single thing is we need to address adolescent depression much more aggressively. there have been a couple of really blue collar panels, blue ribbon panels that have studied this. they keep coming to the same conclusion. there is about 6% of u.s. adolescents that are clinically depressed. that's not just sad. it's in a deep state that need help of one type or another. whether it's counseling or drugs or whatever. they need some help. they're relatively easy to identify. and you can do it in a simple screening process. for very little money. we could have every kid when you get your high school physical, you also have to get checked out, or periodically before graduation. because the thing is, most depressives, kids want to -- they want help. and they will tell adults. usually the two adults they will not tell are their mom and their dad. and that's actually part of the screening protocol is that
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parents can't be in the room, because they will usually tell a teacher or a counselor or a family doctor. they will tell an adult, but they hide it from their parents because they're embarrassed, ashamed, all sorts of different reasons. so the parents are often blind to it because the child is sort of blocking their view. so parents have difficulty. but yeah, we can do so much. >> each one of these things seems like it is so unique and unimaginable. but it is part of a pattern in our country and understanding why and how is part of modern american life and our responsibilities. dave cullen, who wrote "columbine" and did the definitive work on that, thank you so much for being here. nice to have you here. >> thank you. msnbc's coverage of the newtown shooting will continue. there is much more ahead. please stay with us. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso.
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we are back with continuing coverage of this morning's massacre at a connecticut elementary school. newtown, connecticut, is about 60 miles northeast of new york city. it's near danbury, connecticut. the young man who police say was the shooter reportedly walked into two different classrooms at sandy hook elementary. he fired dozens of rounds. he killed 26 people. 18 children pronounced dead at the scene. six adults pronounced dead at the scene. and then two children who survived their initial wounds and were hospitalized later died in hospital. the shooter then killed himself at the school. the associated press is citing a law enforcement official moments ago saying authorities found more than the previously described two guns at the school once they responded. more firearms than the two we have previously heard about.
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they're not giving any further details yet. but that report just in from the associated press. the students who were not shot, none of them older than fourth graders, were escorted out of the building by police officers this morning. they were taken to a fire station next door. police officers reportedly told some of the children to keep their eyes closed until they had reached the parking lot. law enforcement officials later discover that another person, an adult woman, possibly the shooter's mother was also shot and killed at a secondary scene in newtown. a secondary scene related to the case. reportedly it is the house where the shooter lived with his mother. if that female victim is confirmed fob the shooter's mother, investigator says that what likely happened is that the shooter killed his mother at home early this morning before then driving her car to the elementary school where she worked where he committed the rest of the murders. if that is in fact what happened, that would bring the total number of people murdered in newtown to 27. 26 of them at the school, 20 of them children. plus, of course the shooter's
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suicide. officials are now identifying the shooter as adam lanza, 20 years old. they say he was carrying two handguns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. at first law enforcement officials mistakenly identified adam's older brother ryan as the shooter that may be because official says adam, the shooter, had been carrying his brother's id. it was only when police tracked down the brother at his apartment in new jersey that police correctly identified the shooter as adam and not ryan. when he was arrested, ryan said that his younger brother, adam, had had mental health issues. but, again, the latest news from the associated press is that more than two guns may have been found at the scene of the school shootings. msnbc's chris jansing joins us from sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. thank you very much for being here. i appreciate it. did i just explain about what we know thus far, did that all sound right to you? do you have any information for us, updates for us about any of that information tonight from the scene? i i do think it is important to
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give a little perspective to exactly what happened here today. and for all of us to take a moment to think about what it must have been like to be here early this morning. you described a scene where little children are told to close their eyes and hold hands and leave a school where they have scene their friends, maybe their teachers get shot. and they were brought here to this volunteer fire department behind me in this bucolic town in new england. it's a place where tonight they were expecting to sell christmas trees. and you could not but help be struck when you drove into town that all the christmas lights were up, as you see people in their cars and on the side of the road who are in tears. the parents got a reverse 911 call, rachel. we know that they came here as the children were brought here. and they went through the work, and we're talking about hundreds of kids now, of matching the children with their parents. in the end you have 20 sets of parents who are left.
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and it is left to be told to them. and the governor was among those who were there to tell the parents that your children are not going to be coming home. and so i think it goes without saying the devastation that this community is feeling. the sense of -- i wouldn't even say outrage yet. in my experience at these things, the outrage comes later. but the total feeling of hopelessness and senselessness that has overcome this community as they try to figure out why something like this could happen, rachel. >> chris, thinking about that initial response, thinking not just about what it must have been like to be personally connected to that, but to be a first responder coming upon that scene and needing to do the active shooter search that we know that law enforcement did once they determined that the shooter was dead, then assessing what had happened there, treating it as a crime scene, trying to identify the victims. do we have any further information about how they have had to process this massive and horrific crime scene, the horrible but necessary forensic
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work of how they have been able to process the evidence and identify these victims? >> the coroner's team is at the school now. it's expected to be an active crime scene, at least to sunday. probably into monday morning. and everyone that we have spoken to who has witnessed what happened inside there say it is beyond words. it's unlike any of them have ever seen, including a number of federal officials. just absolutely devastating. there has been no formal official confirmation of any of the identities of the 20 people who were killed. you need to understand that there are state standards that they must meet. they have some preliminary ideas, some preliminary identifications. they're hoping to have more tomorrow morning. there will be at 8:00 a.m. eastern time news conference to update. i think the details that we do know about what it looked like
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inside that room are not things that people even want to talk about or think about. it was just an absolutely horrific scene. and it is painstaking and obviously highly emotional work that they're doing right now. and will continue to do, we are told, throughout the night, because those parents who have not been able to be reunited with their children have not been able to see them yet or to make any plans. >> wow. msnbc's chris jansing at sandy hook elementary school in newtown. chris, it is a comfort to us to have you on scene with your experience and capability on a story like this. i appreciate it. >> thank you. >> chris jansing is going to be covering a lot of our story later tonight. she has lot of experience covering the columbine shooting, aurora, tucson. her experience on a night like this is invaluable. president obama's response to the newtown shooting this afternoon was itself remarkable. that is coming up. plus, we've got some news beyond this story to share with you. please stay with us. machine and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts.
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the massacre in newtown, connecticut is unfolding in a way that may seem familiar. the first calls to 911,
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emergency members arrive, frantic family members converge on the scene. government officials are called to account. for president obama, another instance of horrific violence requires a response, not only to the many individual tragedies of today, not only to the people of the community rocked by loss, but to the nation and to the question of what we can do as a nation to keep this from ever happening again. >> we've endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years. and each time i learn the news, i react not as a president, but as anybody else would, as a parent. and that was especially true today. i know there is not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children, beautiful
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just this week, that mall in oregon, two dead plus the shooter, that was tuesday of this week. incidents where someone with firearms killed multiple people, these incidents happen a lot, and we know that. but if you put it in an international context, it's more striking. if you look at the worst mass shooting incidents of the last 50 years, the worst mass shootings the civilian contacts, 15 of the 24 worst mass shootings internationally have happened in our country. worldwide, over 50 years a majority of the world's worst mass shootings happens in this country, they happen here. i may have suspected that but i did not know that. interesting to note, there's not a direct correlation to the number of firearms and the number on of mass shootings. it's true we have both, but
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there are other countries that also have a lot of guns, where there's not a correlation of their incident of gun ownership and their incidents of mass shootings. and the more specific up get the more interesting the data gets, ezra highlights recent research looking into factors that we assume is correlated with shootings. higher population density is not correlated with it and higher levels of stress are not correlated with higher incidents of gun violence and higher cases of mental illness are not correlated in that area. the things that do correlate is you get less gun violence in places that have tighter gun control laws. >> tighter gun control laws are correlated with fewer gun related deaths and that is
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correlation that is not causation, it's good to know, right is this ezra said today when he starts to put, ezra said today he started to first put together the index of gun related data after the aurora shooting. the air was thick with calls to avoid politicalizing the a aurora tragic and that is code essentially for don't talk about reforming our gun control laws. let's be clear, that's a form of politici politicizing. since then there have been more high profile shootings. jovan belcher took his life and his girlfriend's life. and jacob roberts yelling i am the shooter and now 27 are dead
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including 20 children. if roads were collapsing all over the nation killing people we will do what we could do. if there was a plague ripping through communities, we would try to stop it. but discussing preventing tragedies is not acceptable. it's not too soon, it's much too late ezra writes. ezra, there were echoing comments from michael bloomberg, he has always been out spoken on this and never more than today. he heard that it was too soon to talk about gun laws, we heard it after virginia tech and oak creek, and we are hearing it's again. today many of the people murdered were five-year-olds. president obama rightly sent his
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heartfelt sympathies to the families in newtown, but the country needs him to send a bill to congress. calling for meaningful action is not enough, we have not seen leadership, that must end today, it's a national tragedy and it demands a national response. my deepest sympathies are with the families of all those effected and my determination to stop this madness is stronger than ever. in 1993 there was a mass shooting on the long island rail road in new york. congresswoman carolyn mccarthy's husband was among those killed and her son was among the wouned. after the attack, she ran for congress on a gun control platform and won the seat in congress. today in response to what happened in connecticut, she said, these hootings are becoming all too common and it's too easy tore dangerous people to get the weapons that help
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them perform mass executions like today's. leaders in washington from both parties and groups like the nra all say now is not the time to auction about how gun safety laws save lives in america, i agree, now is not the time to talk good gun laws the, the time was long before all those kids in connecticut died today. carolyn mccarthy's mention of the nra is what everyone is talking about when people talk about the need for leadership regardless of the political consequences on this issue. when the president said we have to come together to take meaningful action regardsless of the politics, he was talking about the nra as a lobby. and it's true, they have so dominated their field of policy, instead of having the gun laws that most americans would like to have. it seems like instead we have the gun policies that the members of the nra want, that's the impression that we have, but
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it's not at all true either. why do not have the gun policies in this nation that members of the nra want for this nation. look at the polling from july of this year. this is nra members. 74% of nra members believe that everyone who wants to buy a gun should have to pass a background check. and they support banning people on the terrorist watch list from buying weapons. that is not in force. you can buy a gun in america if you are on the terrorist watch list. if we are going to get past the fear on of doing anything at all on gun rights. if we get past the myth of trying to reform gun laws is impossible as a catigroical thing, what if we started with what even the members of the nra
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want from national gun laws because they want a hell of a lot more than we have right now. the organization that they are a member of may not admit it, but when you poll the members they want improvements. can we start with what nra members want? joining us is carolyn mccarthy, thank you for joining us tonight. nice to have you here. >> thank you, rachel and thank you for giving out that important information to your audience. >> we have had meaningful conversations about gun control, that does not happen after tucson and aurora, do you feel this time could be difference? >> i'm hoping today when the president spoke, his tone seemed a little bit different. maybe it's because of my hope. because we are going to need a president to lead us through this if we are going to do something, and i agree with you, why can't the nra, and many of
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us that are not trying to take away your right to own a gun, but to make sure that the guns do not fall in the wrong hands and as nra members have said, let's close the gun show loophole. let's make sure everyone goes through a background check. let's make sure we can do whatever we can so the easy access to guns can save lives. you and i have had these conversations before. you are right. the nra and the gun manufacturers which would supply them with the money through the lobbying firms, are the ones that are basically making all politicians, the majority of politicians shake in their boots. we are supposed to be there to protect the people. we are supposed to be there to make legislation to make lives better. and we are able to do that. but to be very honest until either the american people and the nra members actually go forward and say, enough is enough, we can do better than
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this. you and i have talked about this before, rachel. we spend billions of dollars every single year, because of people that die from gun violence, and people that survive from gun violence, i've looked at it as a national health crisis and there are so many things that we can do. you know, even just what we are going to be doing about we go back to washington next week. when they are going to be talking about cutting the budgets back. we have already closed many of our mental health clinics down, we are cutting back on reaching out the young people, even doing that to our veterans when they come home, when is it going to stop. what kind of mass murder do you want out there before we say enough is enough? if i sound frustrated, i'm sorry, i have been crying all day. and all the victims that i know across the country have been
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crying also. for the children that have died for the parents that have to go through what they are going to be going through, not only this week, next week, but for a very long time. the christmas lights are up. the hanukkah candles are being lit. and these families are going to be suffering for so much longer. it's only the american people that can say to their politic n politicians, do something, instead of gagging all of us and saying we cannot do anything about it, we should ignore it. >> representative carolyn mccarthy, democrat of new york, your moral persuasion on this is partly because of your personal experience with the tragedy. thank you for being with us. >> thank you, rachel. >> the tragedy in newtown, connecticut dominates the news,
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we'll have more on the mass shooting in connecticut at this hour, but there is some other news to get to tonight. sometimes on days like this is there is important news that gets crowded out because of the
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day's story. but there is other important stuff i want to make sure you know about. the first of these stories is that president obama this afternoon sent a formal letter to congress, which he is required to do by law, informing congress of where he has been deploying american troops. since the 1973, the war powers resolution requires them to update congress on military decisions he has made without them. president obama's letter today explains that there are 66,000 u.s. troops remaining in afghanistan. but it also includes places we have troops that we are not as familiar with. we currently have 79 troops deployed in uganda, 76 are in kosovo, that is left over from the peace-keeping mission from the '90s. and in yemen, there are troops after the attack on the embassy,
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they were told in the president's letter that tonight the troops remain in libya and in yemen for the future. but even beyond that accounting from the president to congress tonight, we do have one more nation to add to that list of where americans are deployed abroad. they are deployed now to turkey. and this is the second thing to know in today's news that is a deployed abroad. they are deployed to turkey. this is the second thing to know about today. this is a surface to air missile designed to seek out and destroy incoming missiles. it tries to shoot the rockets out of the sky. as the syrian government is being accused of using sudden
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missiles against their own people, they are sending battles of patriot missiles. that's the nation of turkey. turkey requested the missiles earlier this month. today we found out they are not only getting the missiles, they are getting 400 americans to operate them as well. that will have huge security consequences if syria decides to project over their border into turkey. now there will be not just turks there but uniformed american military personnel as well. it's decided to approve a report more than three years in the making. senate investigators spent the last three years reviewing documents. they have now submitted their
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report which is 6000 pages. diane finestein says the classify report uncovers startling details about the program. before the report can be released to the public and it's not even certain that will happen, the cia gets to review the finding and give their side of the story. andrea mitchell has obtained an internal e-mail from the acting director of the cia to all employees. it says we are well aware this program has been the subject of much controversy. it's important to remember the program was terminated by presidential executive order almost four years ago. general that was an internal e-mail obtained tonight by
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andrea mitchell. a news day like this tends to occlude all other news except the big story. that is what's going on. we'll be right back. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just finished a bowl of your new light chicken pot pie soup and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... ...lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. military families face, we understand. at usaa, we know military life is different. we've been there. that's why every bit of financial advice we offer is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings advice. call or visit us online.
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